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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 08-19-99 01:11 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt

please dont anyone get mad at me for the ending i love my kids i do its just frustraing being 24 and father of three yuh i just tryin to work it out in soothin poetry

I love my first son though heís not my son
Sometimes I feel I must tell everyone
I love my daughter she's not my daughter
Sometimes I wonder where my wife got her

I love my youngest one by blood my son
We all together can have so much fun
They donít know yet the halves and the have nots
Though the day-care ladies share their own thoughts

Tim isnít like Tom and neither is Jill
Thereís a chance before the kids say it they will
Itís true Tim were mine then I was sixteen
To become a dad would be quite obscene

So Iím quick to say Iím a stepfather
But judgment is served so why do I bother
My daughterís tan does she stay in the sun
Or is it that sheís a quarter Mexican

What do people say when Iím walking away?
Is he a fool that this long he has stayed
Bitterness bitterness full of the hate
Iím a little boy with too much on his plate

Still they love me Iím the funniest dad
I could be the best brother they ever had
But Iím Walter then dad then Iím stepfather
I love them theyíll change why do I bother


© Copyright 1999 Walt Burns - All Rights Reserved
Alwye
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1 posted 08-19-99 01:20 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Very powerful, my friend. Fatherhood must be very difficult at times, I would think. It's good that you work it out through your words. Keep up the great work.

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*Krista Knutson*

"If I could be an angel, I'd make your every wish come true. But I am only human, just a woman lovin' you..." Trisha Yearwood

Poet deVine
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2 posted 08-19-99 01:39 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

It's hard enough to raise stepchildren, but as you are so young, it's must be harder still. You do a good job...I liked your poem, especially when you said your step kids are your son and daughter..shows you love them...
~one voice~
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3 posted 08-19-99 03:14 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Walt, I somewhat understand how you feel... I watched my husband gain two children in less than a year. He adopted my daughter a month before my son was born. And like you, he is young... he's 23. Parenthood is a hard job, especially when young. And no one should be mad at what you right, I feel. Poetry is a wonderful way to deal with your feelings.

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


Dragoness
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4 posted 08-19-99 05:48 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Fantastic Walt.You truly amaze me!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
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5 posted 08-19-99 08:22 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Children can be a heavy burden walt, however I know how well you take care of your kids. I also see that you make no distinctions between them, they are all *your* kids. I applaud that, some would create such a distinction much to their own loss and the children's sorrow.

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Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 08-19-99 08:46 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Wayoutwalt,
It's not the youth but the maturity and you seem to be fairly mature. In fact the strength of youth is a plus. Enyoyed the read
wayoutwalt
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7 posted 08-19-99 12:03 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

thank you guys i needed that
Lost Dreamer
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8 posted 08-19-99 12:43 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

wayoutwalt, Your children will always know you love them, for you accept them all as they are. There may be hard times, but the wonderful times will win over the hardtimes by a long shot. Enjoy them as much as you can now, for if you blink, they'll be all grown. Loved your poem.
Nan
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9 posted 08-19-99 06:07 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The All-American family, walt.... nice poem...
Michael
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10 posted 08-22-99 12:16 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Walt,
I can empathize and sympathize with you on this one. Have had other children in my home and know the riggers that can cause. All I can say is Love them all you can - and they will always know it. It's always were the bother.


Michael
 
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